Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm EST
paid vacation. john: italy first. if you start a business and keep it small, up that 10 workers you have some flexibility but number 11 1/2 to have the self assessment outlying every possible health and safety hazard? >> yes. we're not just talking about heavy machinery but how you deal with specific stress with your age, gender, a doctor, the overwhelming majority of italian workers work with 10 or fewer employees. john: number 16 employee you have to have you representatives that is entitled to paid leave? >> eight hours per month. >> if you hire one more he must be disabled? >> number 16 the next one must be disabled or you pay the fine. john: 51st, 7% of payroll must be handicapped. >> 7% must qualify as disabled. rates of disability are pretty high. john: 101 employees, more rules. spain has reformed the stupid work rules that they no longer have to pay 42 months severance pay now it is just 24 months. that is still two years. >> if they turn out badly you will turn up and know them they show them two years. >> having 350,000 under severance pay but now just 200,000. why hire s
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
around the world in 80 seconds. italy. emergency officials say structural problems brought down the town houses overnight in sicily. crews rescued several people from the rubble, including a young girl. she's reportedly okay. firefighters ordered residents to evacuate another building nearby. >>> fiji. a powerful cyclone tore through the pacific island nation. heavy winds ripped roofs off homes and churches. torrential rains flooded roads. thousands of people evacuated. no word of anybody killed. that same storm last week killed several people in samoa. >>> ecuador. a volcano erupting south of quito. it shot lava a half mile into the air. authorities put locals on alert. it erupted several times since experts classified it as active some 13 years ago. >>> belgium. christmas tree made entirely of cups and plates on display in the city square east of the capitol city of brussels. the town's mayor asked folks to donate any extra tableware for the creation. >> it's a christmas tree that symbolizes being together around the christmas table. >> shepard: locals parted with more than 3,000 items
Dec 9, 2012 10:00pm EST
of vacation. >> in italy if you start a business keep it small up to 10 workers you have flexibility. if you hire an 11-th employee you must submit an annual self assessment to the national authorities outlining every public health and safety hazard? >> yes. we are not just talking about how you deal with workers moving heavy machinery. it must also include how to deal with specific stresses related to perhaps your age or gender. it has to include the name of the doctor who informed the assessment and showed howitt tallian workers worked at companies with 10 or fewer. >> if you have a 16th employee you have to have union representatives to fulfill union duties. >> at least 8 hours a month. if>> if you hire one more employee he has to be disabled. >> the next must be disabled in some way or else pay a fine. >> at the 51th employee 7 percent of the payroll must be handicapped in some way. >> by the time you get to 51 employees 7 percent must qualify in some way. rates of disability in europe pretty high. >> if you have 101 plies even more rules. >> let's go to spain. reform
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
again, italy is poor. you have 15 employees, fine. you have a 16th employee, must be disabled. have 51 flows, 7% must be disabled. it just cripples the flexible of the work force. well intended, but that's why they have riots there. >> steve: listen, europe is great because they have some wonderful food and some cheeses. but you're saying we should not base our policies on theirs because they're stinkers. >> we should base it on singapore where they have 1.9% unemployment and they don't have any minimum wage north texas laws against discrimination. it's a competitive market. that protects workers. >> steve: there's got to be a social safety net of sorts though, right? >> yes. and there will be if government doesn't provide all of it, the country will be so rich that private charity also provide much more. yes! absolutely! >> steve: what color is the 1960 in your world? check out johns to -- john stossel on the fox business. >>> next, a real life nativity scene, how these people are trying to save christmas in one city on the coast. first, on this date back in 1966, "good vibrations"